Motion Theory’s directorial team Akama creates a short animated trailer for Ubisoft’s upcoming cross-platform game Rayman Legends.
Culver City/Vancouver-based visual effects house Zoic Studios helps create a new social film, “The Power Inside,” for Intel and Toshiba via agency Pereira & O’Dell, San Francisco.
KingsIsle Entertainment taps Clockwork VFX to create the launch ads for online games Pirate101 and Wizard101.
Digital Domain promotes Terry Clotiaux to president of feature films; Rich Flier is promoted to president of advertising and games.
UK-based animation studio Young and illustrator Peter Donnelly team with ad agency Network Warrington to create a 1950s-influenced animation promoting the new Midas Card.
Toucan Sam and his nephews return in Froot Detector, a new spot for Kellogg’s Froot Loops Treasures, from Nathan Love.
Wolf & Crew present a day-in-the-life of Dave as he escapes a Plants vs. Zombies skirmish in the new trailer for Plants vs. Zombies Part 2: It’s About Time!
New York animation boutique Ace & Son Moving Picture Co. collaborates with Canvasback Music/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove to create an expansive promotional campaign.
Executive Producer Blythe Dalton Klippsten joins design-centric bi-coastal production company Stardust, where she will oversee the day-to-day management of the company’s Los Angeles projects.
BBH Asia Pacific creates Mentos “National Day Proposal” animation that sees Singapore making an unusual proposal to Finland.
Nancy Phelps reports on the first Annecy International Animation Festival under the leadership of new creative director Marcel Jean.
Rdio launches New Music Weekly, a campaign to bring together independent art and music, which kicks off with videos by Blacklist artists Holbrooks and Tendril.
Bent Image Lab weaves a tale of love and loss through stop-motion animation in Organs, the latest music video for The Uncluded.
Therapy Studios helps put you in the driver’s seat with a new spy-themed interactive advertising experience, “Only the Name Remains,” created by Burrell Communications and produced by Tool of North America for the 2013 Toyota Avalon.
Directed by MTh’s Grady Hall and featuring visual effects and post-production from Mirada, “Safe and Sound,” the popular music video from indie pop duo Capital Cities, receives nominations for MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards including Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects.
New York and Los Angeles-based creative studio and production company LOGAN teamed with Saatchi NY to create Lenovo “Getaway.”
MPC teams with MJZ’s Victor Garcia to create a spot that follows the cross-country travels of a tiny plastic bottle with big dreams for The Ad Council.
Visual production company BiG MACHiNE promotes Executive Producer Sean Owolo to company partner alongside Co-Founders/Creative Directors Steve Petersen and Ken Carlson.